Tuesday, July 23, 2013

"Staying with It" by Firefall

Song#:  0466
Date:  01/24/1981
Debut:  81
Peak:  37
Weeks:  9
Genre:  Soft Rock

Pop Bits:  Firefall's previous album "Undertow" was a bit of a disappointment with only two minor singles making the chart. After a couple of personnel changes (which the group did a lot), they issued "Clouds Across the Sun" and this first single just nicked the Top 40. It would be the only song from the album to reach the chart. Not happy with the band, their label Atlantic issued a hits LP and then dropped them from the roster. Atlantic would end up bring them back, but their heydays were behind them.

ReduxReview:  Maybe I'm just not a Firefall fan as I keep losing interest with each single I hear. This one sounds like a Fleetwood Mac knock-off. It just seems with all their personnel changes and other issues the band lost their identity. While not as bad of a song as their previous single "Love That Got Away," this is still nothing I'd expect to go Top 40.

ReduxRating:  4/10

Trivia:  This song is a duet between Firefall's Rick Roberts and singer/guitarist Lisa Nemzo. In addition to touring with Firefall and other artists like Bonnie Raitt and Heart, Nemzo has issued several solo albums including some in Germany where she has had a following.


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